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Dal Lake in Srinagar

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Tourism in Srinagar

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Best time to visit
Oct - Mar
Ideal Duration
3-4 Days
Visa
Not Required
Starting from
Rs. 6,750
  • Hills
  • Ideal for families
  • Sightseeing

About Dal Lake in Srinagar

Resplendent with beauty, Dal Lake in Srinagar is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Kashmir valley. The exceptional charm and exquisite surroundings of Dal Lake attract tourists from all over the world. It is also the second largest lake in Jammu and Kashmir that offers a picturesque and mesmerizing view of the majestic mountains and its exotic surroundings to the travelers.

Shikaras at Dal Lake Srinagar are the cultural symbol of Kashmir, just like the Venetian gondolas. Travelers will also come across many oarsmen in colorful Phi Ran, which is a long embroidered woolen gown and a Shikaras with colorful cushions and floral canopies.

The best time for Dal Lake Srinagar is from April to June as the weather is pleasant and cool to help you explore the beauty and serenity of the place. The temperature during this time of the month varies between 10?C to 30?C. The winters are too cold in Dal Lake Srinagar as the temperature drops down to minus 10 degree Celsius and the frozen Dal Lake becomes the cricket playground. There are no fees for Dal Lake Srinagar, but to enjoy the Shikara ride on Dal Lake, tourists might need to spend some money.

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    A local market, selling fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers, is held in the Dal Lake in the early morning hours. The market is held on separate shikaras that travel around the lake selling their ware.

    The Dal Lake has an average depth of 1.50 metres, around 5 feet.

    Camping is not allowed at Dal Lake, but there are houseboats on the lake as well as hotels near the lake to stay in.

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